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JavaScript AJAX Basics (retiring) AJAX and APIs Call the jQuery $.getJSON method

.getJson

what am i doing wrong here

weather.js
$(document).ready(function() {

  var weatherAPI = 'http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather';
  var data = {
    q : "Portland,OR",
    units : "metric"
  };
  function showWeather(weatherReport) {
    $('#temperature').text(weatherReport.main.temp);
  }
  $.getJson(weatherAPI, data, showWeather(weatherReport) ); 

});
index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>What's the Weather Like?</title>
  <script src="jquery.js"></script>
  <script src="weather.js"></script>
</head>
<body>
  <div id="main">
    <h1>Current temperature: <span id="temperature"></span>&deg;</h1>
  </div>
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Justin Horner
STAFF
Justin Horner
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Hello Thomas,

I see two problems. The first is since JavaScript is case-sensitive, the method name being invoked should be "getJSON" instead of "getJson". The second issue is the last argument you pass should be the name of the function only. The result would look like this.

$.getJSON(weatherAPI, data, showWeather);

I hope this helps.